The average salary for a Mainframe Systems Programmer is $77,786 per year. A skill in SMP/E is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$53,645 - $119,088
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MEDIAN: $77,785
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,645 - $119,088  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$54,489 - $123,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$49.91  
   
Overtime
$30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,489 - $123,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Mainframe Systems Programmer

  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.
  • Design, code, evaluate,and test system applications.

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Experience Affects Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
up arrow 44%

National Average
$81,000

MVS
up arrow 2%

IBM DB2
up arrow 6%

JCL
up arrow 7%


COBOL
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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